If you are following my blog, thank you! I often follow back and really enjoy the content I read. One particular blog that I started following just a few days ago is Forged From Reverie which is written by a friend of mine. I love the creativity of the writers I follow. From writing about life events to short stories and poems, there is always something interesting to read.
On a different note, Curtis and I experienced our toughest parenting moment this past week. The manipulating attitude of a three-year old. Calvin has never been a great sleeper, but he has consistently slept through the night, with the occasional bad dream since about 18 months old. This past week however, he decided to use his sisters night waking as an excuse to proclaim that he hated his bed, the floor (which he chose to sleep on), his room and us. It came to head when he decided half an hour into bedtime, to kick and scream to the extent of a new decibel being reached. At first, we tried reasoning with him, which temporarily calmed him down. Then we had to get tough. Eventually he put himself to sleep around 2am and has since, slept through the night.
That has to have been one of the most unpleasant experiences so far as a parent. He is one strong-willed, spirited child. But the manipulation and fake excuses and crying, had to stop. I’m glad that he finally calmed himself down and I’m happy that he isn’t saying he hates us anymore (when did I get a teenager instead of a three-year old!?). Screw the terrible two’s, three is a whole new game!